Bereavement SpecialistFacility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Port Jefferson, NY Department: Bereavement Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:30a - 4:30p ReqNum: 6018814
Social Worker - Bereavement Specialist
Port Jefferson, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part of the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.Our organization promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.
Our team of professionals, caregivers and trained volunteers are dedicated to providing both medical and emotional support to patients and families. We currently employ more than 200 staff members and have a volunteer core of over 100 dedicated people.
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The Bereavement Specialist is responsible for enacting the bereavement care plan for family members and significant others of division hospice patients, by direct delivery of bereavement care that is both consistent with the hospice patient and family's needs and with hospice philosophy, goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the psychological, emotional, cognitive, medical, social and behavioral stages of grief as well as professional training and prior clinical experience in providing individual, couples, family and group counseling. Familiarity with the hospice concept and its implementation preferred.
- Current NYS license and registration to practice social work
- Minimum of two years of supervised work experience in a health care or related setting
- Master's degree in social work, mental health nursing or other mental health profession from accredited academic institution